Virgin Atlantic Points are primarily earned flying Virgin Atlantic Airways, but you can also earn points flying partner airlines, booking hotels, renting cars, and much more. In order to maximize your earnings, you'll want to make sure you're using as many of Virgin Atlantic's partners as possible.
Flying Virgin Atlantic
As a Flying Club Member, you will earn a certain percentage of your miles flown based on your cabin, ticket type, and Flying Club membership tier. Economy Light (T) tickets will earn you only 25% of your miles flown while Upper Class (flex J, C, D) tickets will earn you 400% of your miles flown.
If you have Flying Club Elite Status, additional miles will be added depending on your tier. Silver Tier members earn an additional 30% bonus to their miles flown while Gold Tier members receive a 60% bonus. Along with bonus miles, earning status also comes with additional benefits such as seat selection, lounge access, and free checked bags.
Virgin Atlantic Airline Partners
Virgin Atlantic is not part of any major alliance, but they do partner with several airlines that are featured in the major alliances. You can earn Virgin Atlantic Miles flying the following airlines when you use your Flying Club membership number when booking your flight:
- Delta Air Lines
- Air France
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Air New Zealand
- Virgin Australia
- South African Airways
- Jet Airways
- Air China
- Hawaiian Airlines
You can check out the Virgin Atlantic Airline Partners Earning Rates on the Virgin Atlantic website to get the details on how man miles you can earn flying these partners.
Virgin Atlantic Hotel Partners
Virgin Atlantic partners with more than 10 hotel partners so that you can earn Virgin Atlantic Miles while you rest. Depending on the program, earning miles on hotel stays will require to book through a special link, changing your hotel earning preferences to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, or transfer your hotel rewards points directly to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account.
You can also book hotels through Virgin Group Hotels such as Travelplus, Virgin Hotels, and Virgin Limited Edition.
|Travelplus||Book via Virgin Atlantic Travelplus Portal and use your Flying Club membership number|
|Virgin Hotels||Book via Virgin Hotels Portal and use your Flying Club membership number|
|Virgin Limited||Book via Virgin Limited Portal|
|Hilton Honors||Hilton Point Transfer|
|IHG Rewards Club||IHG Point Transfer or Change IHG Rewards Club Earning Preferences|
|Marriott Bonvoy||Marriott Point Transfer or Change Marriott Bonvoy Earning Preferences|
|Best Western Rewards||Change Best Western Rewards Earning Preferences|
|World of Hyatt||Hyatt Point Transfer or Change World of Hyatt Earning Preferences|
|Yotel||Book on yotel.com and use Flying Club membership number|
|Rocketmiles||Book via Rocketmiles-Flying Club Link|
|PointsHound||Book via PointsHound-Virgin Atlantic Link|
|Kaligo.com||Book on kaligo.com and select Flying Club as preferred loyalty program|
|WorldHotels||Book on worldhotels.com and use Flying Club membership number|
Virgin Atlantic Car Rental Partners
Virgin Atlantic partners with several car rental agencies so that you can earn Virgin Atlantic Miles on the road.
|Avis||Book via avis.com and use Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) based on status:
|Alamo||Book via Alamo-Virgin Atlantic Link|
|Hertz||Book via hertz.com and use Hertz CDP code based on region:
|National||Book via National-Virgin Atlantic Link|
|Enterprise||Book via Enterprise-Virgin Atlantic Link|
|SIXT||Book via SIXT-Virgin Atlantic Link and use Virgin Atlantic membership number|
Other Virgin Atlantic Partners
Virgin Atlantic Miles can also be earned shopping online with retailers and spending with other Virgin Group partners. The full list of partner can be found on the Virgin Atlantic - Partners page. Partners include:
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Neiman Marcus
- Bicester Village
- Shops Away
- Heathrow Rewards